China's Uyghur problem : Terrorist acts and government responses

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Abstract

China’s largely Turkic Muslim Xinjiang (Uyghur) Autonomous Region has been considered by the national leadership as the country’s frontline in the fight against separatist terrorism since the 1990s. To forestall and punish acts of organized and premeditated violence, different administrations in Xinjiang have employed a “hard” repressive strategy, a “soft” reward-based strategy, or a “middling” surveillance/monitoring strategy, and sometimes a combination of all three. Many discontented Uyghurs see the government’s approaches to dealing with ethnic unrest as a means to achieve its integrationist/assimilationist ends, and this perception does not bode well for the state’s endeavor to ensure a more peaceful, and stable society in Xinjiang.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTerrorism and Insurgency in Asia : a contemporary examination of terrorist and separatist movements
EditorsBenjamin SCHREER, Andrew T. H. TAN
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Chapter9
Pages119-132
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780429031038
ISBN (Print)9781857439182
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2019

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CHUNG, C. (2019). China's Uyghur problem : Terrorist acts and government responses. In B. SCHREER, & A. T. H. TAN (Eds.), Terrorism and Insurgency in Asia : a contemporary examination of terrorist and separatist movements (pp. 119-132). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429031038-9